Dykes Paving Blog

Starpath: the Future of Street Lighting?

Imagine driving down a well-illuminated road at night without the assistance of conventional streetlights. The road seems to glow in the dark on its own, making night time driving clearer and safer.

Parking Lot Pavement Needs Repair

Pavement is everywhere, so much so that most of us forget about it. Yet pavement needs to be cared for the same way we care for our lawns, our homes, and our vehicles. Pavement that is not cared for will eventually become damaged, and ultimately be hazardous to vehicles and even pedestrians. What damages pavement? […]

Asphalt Milling: Paving the Future

Since we first started our business back in 1968, Dyke’s Paving has proudly served the general contractors, developers, engineers and large commercial entities of the Atlanta, Georgia, community with our quality paving services for new construction sites and pavement installations. We have also served the needs of maintenance staff and property managers with our top-quality […]

Texas Roads Made From Plastic

The state of Texas spends about $10 billion a year on transportation, and according to the Texas Department of Transportation, that is about $5 billion less than they need (mostly for road maintenance and repair). The Lone Star State has 311,000 miles of road. That is the most of any state in the U.S. The […]

Atlanta Solar Parking Lot Leading a Solar Revolution

Atlanta businessman Ted Turner is not afraid to take on a new challenge. Fortunately for Atlanta, this native son had a two acre parking lot on Luckie Street in downtown Atlanta. Next door was Turner’s business complex, comprised of Turner Enterprises, the Turner Foundation, a Ted’s Montana Grill – and Mr. Turner’s own Atlanta home. […]

The Robin Hood of Asphalt

Everyone knows the story of Robin Hood. In case you’ve forgotten, his modus operandi was stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. In Jackson, Mississippi, there’s a man known as the “Robin Hood of Asphalt,” except, instead of stealing from the rich to give to the poor, he’s stealing from the city to […]

The Art of Potholes

An artist finds inspiration in everything, by looking beyond what we see in everyday life to find beauty in the most surprising and unexpected of places. It is the ability to find and appreciate beauty that has spurred several artists to create “pothole artworks.” It is inspiring to think that something as simple as broken […]

Consumer Alert: Asphalt Paving Scams

If your driveway or parking area is looking a little worn, or worse, you could be the target of criminals. That’s because summer is the time of year for asphalt scammers. These are dishonest individuals who knock on doors claiming to represent a  professional asphalt paving company or out of work contractor. While they may offer […]

Is Self-Healing Asphalt the Road of the Future?

Who would think that asphalt could be so popular? But a 2012 TED talk about a self-healing asphalt technology has garnered nearly half a million views since being posted in February. In it, Dutch civil engineer Erik Schlangen does some cool kitchen science using a microwave to mend a bar of asphalt. His demonstration, and […]

Pavement Sensors Make Finding a Parking Space Easier

Driving a car in a city like New York City can be a lesson in frustration. It isn’t just the congestion or the aggressive drivers, but the fact that when you want to park it is usually impossible to find a spot. Most of the time, drivers are satisfied when they find one within a […]